Can you refridgerate a cake with fondant on it?

I think you can but want to be sure if I do, that when I take it out of the refrigerator, it won’t get wet or something. I just want the cake to be firm when I transport it. Please any help?

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jchuck ...

The longer your cake sits the firmer it gets…as long as it’s not humid. If you refrigerate, your fondant will absorb humidity, become wet. Once you take it out, you place in a box lined with paper towels… DO NOT TOUCH your fondant. It will sweat,but eventually will dry out. If you touch the fondant you will leave marks. I have had a cake in a cool dry spot for 4 days before transport…no problems.

S & J Foods ...

It can be done, place the cake in the cake box, then place the box in a large clean garbage bag, seal the top by tying it or sealing it up with tape. This helps to keep the cake dry from moisture and firm as u would like it…try it and let me know how it goes😋👍

jan14grands ...

thanks ladies. I didn’t end up refridgerating the cake. I didn’t think I needed to after all. Taking it to the cancer tea this afternoon…

Cakemummy ...

Love this topic! Thank you for the tips! I’ve learnt something today! Thanks Jan for posting this! :-)

jchuck ...

Glad it worked out ok Jan….. :o)

jan14grands ...

thanks for your help, June and S & J foods :)

jchuck ...

:o) :o)

Jcandy ...

Well, I too was quite confused with the same, but thanks for sharing your experience with us Jan and thanks for the wonderful answer.

Mrs BonBon ...

Did you know that you can also successfully freeze cakes covered in sugar paste/ fondant? Let your paste covering set. Open freeze then wrap well in foil and clingfilm (Saran Wrap?). To defrost, remove wrapping and allow to thaw – in a cardboard cake box would be a good idea. As it thaws it will look sticky…….and as mentioned in the tips about refrigerating cakes DO NOT touch the sugar paste / fondant or you will leave marks. It will dry back out and be firm to the touch again. I did this very successfully with a 3 tier wedding cake. I was going on holiday, returning just a few days before the wedding; thawed the cake, as soon as the paste looked dry again I added the detail and it was fine.

jchuck ...

Yes, Karen
Isn’t freezing a great idea. What a time saver….and sometimes…a life saver.

jan14grands ...

Wow, I wouldn’t have thought you could do that! Thanks Mrs. BonBon!!! :)

Karen Flude ...

It’s great to know you can do this but does it affect the taste and/or texture?
I want to make sure my customers are just as happy with the cake as they are with the decoration. xx

jchuck ...

Karen
I had two brides freeze there small top tier for there 1 year anniversary. One was my niece, the other a good friends daughter. In both cases, I instructed them to do as above posted. They both said it tasted as fresh as it did on there wedding day.

jan14grands ...

that’s good to know, June!

jchuck ...

:o) :o) :o)